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The Bureau of Appraisal assists in the process of acquiring
environmentally-sensitive land; obtaining appraisals is a part
of the land acquisition process to ensure that a fair price is
paid for the land.
The Division of State Lands’ Bureau of Appraisal supports the
land acquisition, disposition and management activities of the
Division by contracting with independent appraisers throughout the
state for appraisal services. The purpose of these appraisals is to
obtain an unbiased opinion of the overall value of the property to
be purchased or sold, or the values of easements, leases,
conservation easements, or special purpose properties, such as boat
These same appraisal services are offered to agencies outside the
Division of State Lands, including the Florida Division of
Recreation and Parks, Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Forest Service,
Florida Department of Education and the Florida Circuit Courts.
The Bureau maintains a list of state certified appraisers who
meet the requirements to perform appraisals for the Division and the
Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Governor
and Cabinet). This list is made available to counties,
municipalities, water management districts and other governmental
agencies for their use in selecting appraisers.
*Useful appraisal links can be found in the column on the right
by clicking "Link and Resources"
April 22, 2013
2012 State of Florida